The other night I had a profound experience which helped clarify a lot of speculated ideas that are common among us. I was reading my book at night and it had this yantra symbol:
Upon looking at the symbol I felt very emotional and a feeling swept through me. Next I began to just observe the way the eyes try to adjust to the pattern and how they continuously reconfigure their arrangement upon shifting focus. Now I began to notice something. It seems like the inner rows of sqaures were spinning but this was not the case, because as I blurred my eyes slightly and used my thid eye vision technique I began to see a swirling mass of particles emanating from the center - following the structure of this pattern. The more I focused, the stronger the visual became of these spinning particles. I then proceeded to close my left eye and relax my mind so that the blacknes from closing my eye and the visuals from my open eye overlapped. This caused this spiralling particles to appear vividly in my minds eye (imagine seeing what you 'see' when your eyes closed; being the dark space overlapping with what is visible outside).
So, the longer I looked the stronger the visual became and the spiralling particles began to form what looks like an 'electric mist' that clearly followed the structure of the pattern. This had a strong effect on my third eye and my body as I felt light and empty--free flowing. As I proceeded to sleep, I seemed to be more in-tune with the etheric layer of frequency and was seeing the aura of everything, along with what appeared to be spirits of some description.
The following day I was glued to my bed, I just didn't feel the urge to get up. Normally I would get bored after laying in bed for so long but this feeling of comfortability and emptiness was too nice. As I went into work, I felt very spacey and zoned out. I assume it was due to the effects observing the particles had on my consciousness and thus my mind.
This to me, simply proves how much the various 'symbols' in our environment have an immediate or subtle impact on our consciousness. It pays off to be aware of this and to know the effects of various symbols. The world symbol can be applied to lights, sounds, textures, arrangements of objects, visuals, and their emissions, along with the juxtaposition between these different things. All of these have an impact of our consciousness. It can be thought of as 'micro astrology' as we know the profound effect the planetary bodies have on our personality and behaviour, the same can also apply to the smaller things situated in our immediate environment.